Fort Dirksz Admiraal Walk est un sentier de point à point de 4.7 kilomètres situé près de Den Helder, North Holland en Pays-Bas. Le sentier longe une rivière et sa difficulté est évaluée comme facile. Le sentier offre plusieurs activités.

Distance: 4.7 km Dénivelé: 14 m Type d'itinéraire: Point A à point B



course à pied

voie aménagée


vue panoramique

fleurs sauvages


site historique

The Noord-Hollandpad is a marked long-distance walking route (approximately 270 kilometers) from Wieringen or Texel to the Gooi. The route runs over winding dikes, along straight canals, across farmland, gates with and without crossings, quiet country roads, footpaths and cycle paths. During this walk you will become acquainted with Dutch skies, changing views, colorful bulb fields in the spring and the omnipresent nature, where you can often only walk. The walk from Den Helder-Zuid station to Den Helder station is not a very nice walk and takes you through the varied city, fortress and dune landscape of the marine city of Den Helder. Highlight: the 19th-century line dyke in the so-called Stelling van Den Helder. On top of a bunker hill of Fort Dirksz Admiraal you look out over the polygonal walls, canals and reed beds of this originally Napoleonic fort. Three important phases can be distinguished in the building history of the Dirks Admiraal fort: the construction by the French in the years 1811-1813; the Dutch transformation of the fort into a battery in the years 1880-1890 and the German transformation into a heavy anti-aircraft battery during the Second World War 1940-1945. This short summary already teaches that the history of the Dirks Admiraal fort has international aspects and shows that the building history is strongly determined by the military events of the moment. The designed fort was built from 1812-1813 under the leadership of Vice Admiral CH VerHuell, for which both ordinary workers and 1,600 imprisoned Spaniards were used. It became a bastion fort with three bastions, being the central, eastern and western bastion. On July 28, 1814, by Sovereign Decree, the fort was named Dirksen Admiraal, named after Cornelis Dirkszoon, who during the 80-year war as mayor of Monnickendam and in charge of the fleet defeated the Count of Bossu in October 1573. In the years 1880-1882, a new work was put up at the site of the redoubt of the fort of Dirks Admiraal, following the two branches of the Community Line road, with a caponniere in front. The fort itself with its outside works were partially demolished. One speaks of a double caponnière when there are shooting holes on both sides. Since 1972 it has been a home for the Scouting group and Scouting band Minerva, which was officially opened on May 30, 1976 by Mayor Mr. APJ van Bruggen. Between 1902 and 1907, four shard-free shelters were built, which are known in Den Helder as "horse stables". We now see that during the war, before 1942, a German anti-aircraft battery was built on the middle section of the old battery of around 1882. The old cannon yards are disappearing and it seems that the earth mass is being increased. The top floor of the old underlying barracks will be demolished. The Duisters made a symmetrical whole of it: four round open positions for the cannons and in the middle the fire control post, all made of reinforced concrete. A façade sign indicates that the fort will be restored, but the sign itself may indicate that it will not be used for the time being.

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